THERE IS POWER IN THE NAME OF JESUS
Song 1:2-3 ESV ¶ Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth!
For your love is better than wine; your anointing oils are fragrant;
your name is oil poured out; therefore virgins love you.
There is nothing like the name of Jesus. That name is irresistible to some, but to others, His name is a curse word. What makes the name of Jesus special. Actually, to some parts of the world the name Jesus is quite common. Many latinos are called by the name Jesus, to some, its just another name. But we all know, that is not the case. People are physically healed through the power of His name, demons flee in terror at the name of Jesus, and anyone who calls on His name can be saved from their sin. Yes, there is power in the name of Jesus. Young men and women keep their purity to honor that name, missionaries leave family and friends to proclaim that name amongst the nations, thousands have given their lives in martyrdom to honor the name that is like no other. Charles Spurgeon shared some powerful thoughts about the name of Jesus, listen to his thoughts.
“Jesus! It is the name which moves the harps of heaven to melody. Jesus! the life of all our joys. If there be one name more charming, more precious than another, it is this name. It is woven into the very warp and woof of our psalmody. Many of our hymns begin with it, and scarcely any, that are good for anything, end without it. It is the sum total of all delights. It is the music with which the bells of heaven ring; a song in a word; an ocean for comprehension, although a drop for brevity; a matchless oratorio in two syllables; a gathering up of the hallelujahs of eternity in five letters.”
As the popular song states, “There is power in the Name of Jesus; to break every chain”. That brings us back to Solomon’s “Song of Songs”. He said that the name was like oil being poured out. Of course the oil is a picture of the anointing of the Holy Spirit. Jesus name took up it’s power and authority after Jesus defeated death at the cross, was raised from the dead, and took His place at the Father’s right hand. When Jesus took that place as a resurrected man, His name took on the infinite power and authority that was bestowed on Him by the Father. The name of Jesus is powerful and irresistible because of the person behind that name. Jesus is the Savior of mankind, the heavenly representative of redeemed humanity. His purity, His power, His wisdom, all the attributes of the fulness of God reside in the man, Jesus Christ. When you call on that name, it is more than a magic formula or some kind of incantation, you are actually calling on this exalted person, Jesus Christ. I have to agree with Solomon and with Spurgeon, there is no name like the name of Jesus. It is the name that moves the musical instruments of heaven, it is like oil poured forth and He is altogether lovely. If you call upon Him you will discover for yourself,
“There is power in the name of Jesus
To break every chain.”